Posted: March 16, 2020

Dear Camas Community,

On our first day of school closures, we continued to receive updates from local and federal agencies with more restrictive measures to slow the spread of the virus. We are complying with all directives to do our part. Our state office of public instruction offered guidance for the school closures at School Closures FAQ.

We initiated food services today with grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for pick up at Liberty and Skyridge middle schools from 9 – 10 AM. Beginning tomorrow, we will also deliver the grab-and-go meals at our AM elementary school bus stops. Parents and/or students can go to their bus stop at the regular pick up time to receive food. If you need to look up the nearest elementary bus stop, use this search tool and enter your address (be sure to pick a single grade at the elementary level: K-5). Route questions? Contact transportation at 360-833-5585 between 6 AM and noon.

We also are working on plans for emergency child care services, prioritizing health care and first responder workers at the Governor’s request. 

If your student has medications at school that you would like to pick up, please contact your student’s school office to schedule an appointment. Alternatively, you may contact Carol Bruce, Health Services and Nursing Supervisor, at 360-335-3000, ext. 75746 or carol.bruce@camas.wednet.edu

We are coming together with teachers this week to determine the best way to support students during the closure. In these first two weeks prior to spring break, teachers will be communicating with students/families with information about learning that was happening prior to the closure and assessing student access and needs. We will use that information to help us develop post-spring break plans for engaging our students. We will be compiling all of the information and sharing it with you on a Camas Remote Learning website. 

As the situation evolves, we will continue to update you. You can also access information at https://www.camas.wednet.edu/about-csd/news/covid-19/.

Jeff Snell, Superintendent
Camas School District